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TOPIC 2: FILM AND MUSIC

I.
Vocabulary
1.1 How to express I like in different ways
Im fairy/ pretty keen on
Im really into.
Im a big fan of..
I simply adore..
1.2 Films
Types of film, using the word 'film':
A
horror
film: A
film
that
scares
you
A science fiction film (a sci-fi film): A film set in the future, or
an
imaginary
world
and
time
An action film: A film with lots of chases, violence and strong
heroes
Types of film that don't need the word 'film' in the name:
A
comedy: A
film
that
makes
you
laugh.
A drama: A film about human relationships and life
A thriller: A film that keeps you excited
Detailed description of films using compound words:
A period drama: A drama set in a definite historical period
A romantic comedy (A rom com): A comedy that is also a
love
story
A psychological thriller: A thriller that has a lot of suspense
and fear
Compound words with 'film':
A film review: A report about a film, usually with opinion
A film critic: A person who writes film reviews
A film premiere: The first time a film is shown in a country
A
film
star: A
famous
actor
from
films
A film-maker: A person who makes films: a film director
A film festival: A special event when many different films are
shown
A film buff: Someone with a very detailed knowledge of films
A film-goer: Someone who regularly goes to the cinema
Phrases:

(That's/It's)

not

really

my

thing

1.3 Music
orchestra
nhc giao hng
choir
conductor

i hp xng
ngi ch huy dn nhc

band

ban nhc

to play an
instrument

chi nhc c

to sing

ht

musician

nhc cng

pianist

ngi chi piano

violinist

ngi chi violon

guitarist

ngi chi guitar

singer

ca s

drummer

ngi chi trng

concert

bui ha nhc

song

bi ht

love song

ca khc tr tnh

(informal): =

don't

like

tune

m iu

rhythm

nhp iu

beat

nhp trng

note

nt nhc

melody

giai iu

harmony

ha m

stereo

m thanh ni
Musical genres - Th loi nhc
pop

nhc pop

rock

nhc rock

classical

nhc c in

jazz

nhc jazz

dance

nhc nhy

country

nhc ng qu

reggae

nhc reggae

electronic

nhc in t

techno

nhc khiu v

II.

Latin

nhc Latin

easy listening

nhc d nghe

folk

nhc dn ca

opera

nhc opera

heavy metal

nhc rock mnh

blues

nhc blue

rap

nhc rap

hip hop

nhc hip hop

How to expand your answer


Answer = A + W
A = Straight answer
W = What
= Where
= When
= who
= Why
Examples:
Do you like music?
A- Definitely, yes, Everyone like music and I am no exception
What- Im a big fan of pop, techno, hiphop and rock
Where- Normally I enjoy listening to music at my room sometimes I gather with
some of my friends to share the latest top hit at their houses.
When- When I cant go to sleep, I like to listen to music to calm myself down.
Who- My most favourite singer is.
Why- I am fond of music mainly because it can cheer me up when I feel blue.
Besides, I believe that music is an indispensable part of our life, our culture and

tradition.
III. Interview
1. Do you like to watch films?
2. How often do you watch a film?
3. What types of films do you like?
4. Are there any types of films you dislike
5. Do you prefer to watch movies in the cinema or at home?
6. How often do you watch television?
7. How have television programmes changed since you were a child?
8. Describe a television programme that you enjoyed.
9. Which TV channel or channels do you prefer to watch? Why?
10. Do you think governments should control what TV programmes show?
11. Do you like music?
12. What kinds of music do like music?
13. Have you ever learned to play a musical instrument? If you have the opportunity, what
musical, what musical instrument would you like to learn?
14. Do you think its important for children to learn a musical instrument?
15. Which musical instrument do you like listening to most? (Why?)
16. Have you ever learned to play a musical instrument?
17. Do you think children should learn to play an instrument at school?
18. How easy would it be to learn to play an instrument without a teacher?
IV. Presentation
A bad film
Describe a film that you did not enjoy.
You should say
what the film was

when you watched it


who you watched it with
And explain why you did not enjoy this film
Character
Talk about a character from a movie or TV serial

Who is he

What is he like

What does he do

Explain why you admire this character

Talk about a song that you remember from the childhood. Please say
- What was it about?
- Who was singing it to you?
- When was the first time you heard it?
V. Discussion
There are many different types of music in the world today. Why do we need
music? Is the traditional music of a country more important than the
international music that is heard everywhere nowadays?